Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Books You'd Mash Together

This week's Top Ten Tuesday by That Artsy Reader Girl is Books That You'd Mash Together. I absolutely love this one, and have been working on it for a few weeks now. I'm super excited to share these ones with you!:



1) Robin Hood and The Hunger Games
Outside of the arena, Robin steals from the Capital. Inside, Katniss kicks butt and takes names. Later, they share tips on taking down a deer by bow and arrow.

2) The Secret Garden and Frankenstein
You know why they keep the garden a secret?  Corpse reanimation.

3) The Thorn Birds and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
One day the roles will be reversed. What then? Also, what would a baby do with that kind of money?

4) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Yes, Willy Wonka is the Wizard, Oompa Loompas are the Munchkins, and The Wicked Witch is trying to steal factory secrets.

5) Anne of Green Gables and The Girl Who Owned a City
Can Anne uphold her romantic ideals amidst the apocalypse?


6) The Chrysalids and War of the Worlds
Who is the bigger enemy - the people with mutations, or aliens? Will they band together for the good of humanity?

7) Lord of the Flies and Divergent
I don't know why, but I feel like crossing these two makes the whole thing infinitely more terrifying.

8) Outlander and Jurassic Park
Because the two things that the Outlander series doesn't contain are dinosaurs and aliens...and I can now eliminate one. Besides, wouldn't it be satisfying if a T-Rex ate Black Jack?

9) The Picture of Dorian Gray and Twilight
Dorian gets turned into a vampire by Henry, and falls in love with Sibyl. When Sibyl is heartbroken, she gets someone to turn her into a vampire to make him love her forever.

10) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh
Because with everyone's quirks in Winnie-the-Pooh, adding trippy drugs to the mix would really spice things up.
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Which ones of these do you think would make the most interesting stories?

32 comments:

  1. These are some excellent mashups. Even thinking about some of them had me cracking up!

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  2. Haha these made me laugh. I love the hunger games and Robin hood, and Charlie and Wizard of Oz mash ups. Someone needs to write these haha.

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    1. Thanks! I think those are the two that fit the best together.

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  3. Robin Hood meets THG - I love the sound of that!

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    1. Me too! Can you imagine jolly Robin as Katniss' mentor?

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  4. I haven't read The Secret Garden, but I am always up for anything that is mashed with or inspired by Frankenstein! :)

    - Louise

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    1. They're such different books that I thought it would be a funny mash-up!

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  5. I really liked your choices this week! I had a hard time putting books together like that, but you did a wonderful job!

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    1. Thanks! I had a tough time too. I actually started it a couple of weeks ago because I was so excited about it.

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  6. Wow, you've done really well with this list! Charlie & The Wizard Of Oz is such a great choice. So is Lord Of The Flies and Divergent. My TTT

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    1. Can you imagine the boys in Lord of the Flies splitting into factions even more than they already do? Terrifying!

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  7. I hadn't thought of #1 or #4 together, but they both sound like excellent mashups!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/top-ten-tuesday-171/

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    1. The Hunger Games with Robin Hood is definitely one of my favourites here.

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  8. These are some interesting combinations! I wouldn't have thought of these!
    Our TTT: https://thebookdutchesses.com/2018/08/07/ttt-39-books-youd-mash-together/

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited to take a look at other people's now (yours included).

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  9. I love your list, but #1 is my favorite. Someone needs to write this ASAP.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

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    1. I think it might be mine too. I'm imagining how different Mockingjay would be if Robin influenced Katniss.

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  10. These are great, and pairings I would never have come up with! Funnily enough, I have both Secret Garden and Frankenstein on my list, too... but I would never have thought to match them up together!

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    1. I'm excited to check what you've come up with!

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  11. I would read a few of these. Definitely Robin Hood would make Hunger Games more appealing to me, so I'd read that. I'd also love to see a T-Rex in Outlander. Hehehe I am actually picturing Jamie on top of a T-Rex. Hahaha. Okay, now that image is stuck in my head. I'd love Charlie and Wizard of Oz together. So basically all your mash-ups are awesome :D Here is my Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. Brilliant! Haha, I'll never get that image out of my head now - kilt draped over a T-Rex.

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  12. Oh my gosh, I love the Dorian Gray and Twilight combo!

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    1. Thanks! I thought of Dorian Gray and vampires right away, but I wasn't sure which was the best story to connect it with for a bit.

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  13. Ooh I love the idea of Robin Hood/ Hunger Games. Robin and Kat? That's some serious archery badassery. And oh my gosh #2- corpse reanimation? That made me laugh. :)

    Winnie the Pooh in wonderland would be amazing too.

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    1. Winnie the Pooh would have hallucinogenic honey pots!

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  14. You had me at Charlie and the Wizard of Oz!! What an incredibly unique mashup!!

    Megan - Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

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  15. This is a fantastic list! I'd love a Secret Garden, Frankenstein crossover!

    Camillea Reads

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    1. Perhaps Mary can teach Frankenstein's monster about gardening and caring for animals?

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  16. The Secret Garden and Frankenstein just made me laugh out loud and now I need it. Thank you so much, these are very amusing :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked them, I had such a fun time coming up with this list.

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